2018 Elections

The Democrats’ Chaos Strategy Almost Worked In Florida

Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win. Complying with all the laws and rules pre-election is a recipe for one-Party Democrat rule if there is no way to enforce those laws and rules post-election.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Change for change’s sake ain’t getting it done in American politics today

American voters aren’t ever satisfied and it seems they favor divided government and all it entails. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will give them all the resistance, obstruction and rancor they can handle in the next two years. Hopefully by that time voters will see that a little stability and success ain’t so bad after all.

5 Dumb GOP Mistakes We Better Fix Before 2020

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The good thing about screwing up is that you can learn from your mistakes and do better next time. That, of course, assumes you are not a Republican Party official, because the GOP Establishment seems largely incapable of learning from its mistakes. We should try again anyway. We won some races, but we lost a lot more. Losing has one advantage over winning – pain is a better teacher than joy. After all, winning generally teaches you the wrong lessons. It makes you complacent.

Neither a 'blue wave' nor a 'red wall'

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Mr. Trump’s record is tailor-made for his re-election campaign. Regardless of whom the Democrats nominate, the majority of Americans will not choose a return to the Obama-era weakness, which they roundly rejected in 2016. But much depends on Mr. Trump and his ability to channel the historical lessons of Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan. If he wants to remain a truly transformative figure, he will stand atop a record and message of national strength, which will likely deliver victory to him just as it had for his extraordinary predecessors.

The Democrats’ Goal Is Election Chaos

Conservative observers of the post-Election Day chaos thhis year must understand that the mess is not due to incompetence. It is part of a larger, long term plan that has been executed by Democrats to move as many elections as possible into what our friend election lawyer J. Christian Adams calls “the margin of litigation.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Swamp dwellers bicker while California burns – who’s truly at fault?

The California wildfires are a tragedy, and reasonable people can differ as to their true cause and possible solutions. But civil public debate is impossible in today’s political environment. The left will not quit until they win – or conservatives give up the fight. Don’t let it happen.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ruling elites view 2018 as a disaster, conservatives see glass half-full

Realistically speaking no one’s celebrating last week’s loss of the House to the Democrats. When it comes to future elections nothing is certain. Conservatives must play the hand they were dealt -- and all things considered, it could’ve been worse. Will Republicans act on their chances?

Get Cynical, Get Angry, And Stay Free

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

What is rewarded is repeated. These antics are no fluke; it’s part of a plan. They have exported the Chicago model across the country to all the Democrat strongholds in the sea of red that is America. They wait until the returns come in and, if it’s close enough to be plausible, they go into ballot creation mode and – surprise! – votes mysteriously appear and good golly if they don’t always every single time inevitably happen to total just enough to push the moribund liberal over the finish line. Count every vote, especially the ones they invent. Count those twice.

Winning Is the Goal, Not Hunting RINOs

David McIntosh, National Review

Club for Growth’s purpose is to identify, and through its PAC elect and support, the next generation of leaders who will champion the 21st-century platform grounded in those same principles of liberty. And the results speak for themselves. The success rate of the Club for Growth PAC is 85 percent of the races in which we made endorsements — a much better average than that of the House committee and leadership super PACs. Many of seats we helped win are in competitive areas that include suburban voters. The Club for Growth is about much more than bagging RINOs.

Trump Is Right: Honest Vote Count No Longer Possible

Activist judges and post-election lawsuits to “count every vote,” whether legal or not, have made a mockery of election laws and left any election decided within the margin of litigation to the whim of liberal judges, not the electorate. This is no way to govern.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What does it say about Dems when they deny a loss is a loss is a loss?

Eventually the facts catch up to a liar and it’s never been truer than for Democrats hoping to swing legitimately won Republican victories in Florida (and other places). Americans aren’t stupid – they realize when they’re being taken. The question is will Democrats ever acknowledge it.

Election Time in the Banana Republic of Florida

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Who's responsible for this nauseating state of affairs?  The Democrats, no surprise, behave as if Boss Tweed were reincarnated in Miami Beach, bringing down their best Fusion GPS lawyer from the Perkins Coie mafia of Trump dossier fame to oversee the recount. As long as you're on the "correct" side of things, by any means necessary, right? But the GOP hasn't got clean hands either. Rick Scott and his fellow Republicans cry foul when the election supervisors of Broward and Palm Beach counties act in a manner that would make Mayor Daley blush, but aren't they a little late?

No Flori-Duh Please

Larry Thornberry, The American Spectator

OK, let’s ease off on the Flori-Duh pedal please. The somewhat inaccurate refrain heard over and over across the news-sphere over the past few days is, “Florida is having trouble counting votes again.” Wrong. Florida is not having trouble counting votes. Broward and Palm Beach counties are. And these two counties have been where the problems have popped up in cycle after cycle. Floridians have much to celebrate on Thanksgiving. But one thing we may not be able to be thankful for is that the midterm elections, long in coming and much labored, are finally over.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOPers won’t win in 2020 with the same dumb hacks leading the charge

The political war will rage on regardless of who Republicans choose to lead them in the next Congress. If they’re wise GOP House members will look to the recent past and discover their leaders haven’t aided their cause. New leaders would help them regain what they lost this year.

The Myth of Obama, the Myth of Trump and the Reality of Elections

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

We shouldn't be surprised by last night's results. Republicans performed as they've always performed outside of Obama. Democrats performed as they've always performed outside Obama. So, what lesson should Republicans learn? That political gravity applies to President Trump — and that they've got to reach out to the suburban voters they lost in the midterms. What lesson should Democrats learn? The Republican Party remains competitive in swing states, and running to the hard progressive left while shouting about Trump won't cut it. Will either party learn those lessons? Probably not. So buckle up. It's going to be a wild two years.

The one big thing the liberal media never told you about Trump and the midterms

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

The biggest change in this election was the sheer volume of money generated by left-wing billionaires and activist groups who hate President Trump. 2018 was President Trump’s victory, and he and Sen. McConnell will use it well to continue getting judges and other nominees confirmed by the Senate, to block left-wing actions by the Democrats, and to set the stage for key legislative achievements the American people want (probably starting with infrastructure investments and reforms). The president defeated both the money wave and the liberal media – and had a very successful midterm election for a first-term president.

Trump To Issue Orders To Stop Phony Asylum Claims

We have word from the White House that, perhaps as early as today, President Trump will take action to ensure asylum is not a free pass to cross our borders illegally. We applaud President Trump’s decision to use the authorities granted to him by the Immigration and Nationality Act to end the gaming of our dysfunctional immigration system.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What separates CNN’s Jim Acosta, Nancy Pelosi or any Democrat?

As demonstrated by the events of this week Democrats and their media allies can’t help but whip up turmoil and foster division wherever they venture. Conservatives and Republicans must do more than look on in amazement – it’s time to get to work to ensure 2020 restores some sanity.

Conservative Issues Nationalized the Election

Yesterday, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard A. Viguerie hosted a news conference with conservative leaders to analyze the results of the 2018 midterms and to offer a roadmap for Republicans to return to the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.